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  • Podcast: Tim Key’s gap year in Ukraine

    Podcast: Tim Key’s gap year in Ukraine

    March 27th, 2017Greg Dickinson
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    At the halfway mark of Series One of The Rough Guide to Everywhere (iTunes; Soundcloud), we invited poet-comedian Tim Key to tell us about his gap year in the Ukraine. In this episode, Tim shares stories from his time in Kiev. Here he lived a “simple Ukrainian life” and sought the heart of a local…

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  • Podcast: meet the eco-pioneers of Latin America

    Podcast: meet the eco-pioneers of Latin America

    March 13th, 2017Greg Dickinson
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    In this week’s episode of The Rough Guide to Everywhere, we travel to Latin America to hear from two of the world’s most ambitious and outspoken eco-pioneers. You can subscribe and listen to the podcast for free on iTunes, Soundcloud, and all the usual podcast channels. If you like what you hear, you can rate…

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  • Podcast: the travel confessions of Ruby Wax

    Podcast: the travel confessions of Ruby Wax

    February 27th, 2017Greg Dickinson
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    Ever been locked up in a jail cell in Berkeley or taken a selfie with the Dalai Lama? No, neither have we. That’s why we invited the one and only Ruby Wax to appear on our podcast, The Rough Guide to Everywhere (iTunes; Soundcloud), and share her experiences from the road. In this episode, Ruby…

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  • Podcast: 5 things you need to know about hygge

    Podcast: 5 things you need to know about hygge

    February 13th, 2017Greg Dickinson
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    This winter, hygge emerged as the most divisive cultural phenomenon to hit the world since that blue and black dress. Or was it white and gold? In the second episode of our podcast (iTunes; Soundcloud), The Rough Guide to Everywhere, we get to the bottom of what it’s actually about. In case you’ve been living in…

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  • The best podcasts to listen to on the road

    The best podcasts to listen to on the road

    January 30th, 2017Greg Dickinson
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    Like it or not, podcasts are the ultimate travel companion of 2017. Whether you want to get gripped by a psychological drama with a Hollywood cast, nerd up on unbelievable facts, learn a brand new language or just have a good old fashioned belly-laugh, there’s a podcast out there for every traveller. In fact we…

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  • 15 of the most romantic places in Cuba

    15 of the most romantic places in Cuba

    December 14th, 2016Greg Dickinson
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  • 8 alternative UK winter breaks

    8 alternative UK winter breaks

    November 7th, 2016Greg Dickinson
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    The UK gets pretty grim during the winter, with its dark, early nights and splutteringly cold weather. But if you can’t wait until spring to start having fun again, there’s still hope. Rough Guides editor Greg Dickinson has compiled eight ideas for alternative UK breaks during the winter months, from a singing retreat in Northumberland to…

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  • Pilsners, poltergeists and pistes: why you should visit Mammoth Lakes, California

    Pilsners, poltergeists and pistes: why you should visit Mammoth Lakes, California

    October 4th, 2016Greg Dickinson
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    When you think of California, what comes to mind? Surf, celebrities, maybe the first few chords of Good Vibrations by the Beach Boys? Set in the high Sierra Nevada mountains on the eastern border of the state, Mammoth Lakes avoids just about every Californian cliché. From world-class beers to high-altitude mountain biking, via a peculiar…

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  • A drone filmed Uluru from above and the footage is epic

    A drone filmed Uluru from above and the footage is epic

    August 30th, 2016Greg Dickinson
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    For the first time ever aerial footage has been released of Uluru, Australia‘s iconic six hundred-million-year-old monolith. And the result is pretty incredible. The views were captured by the first drone permitted to fly in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. The ninety-second film starts in the morning and ends at sunset, with gliding shots revealing the stunning colour changes…

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  • You can now play cult 90s gameshow The Crystal Maze for real in London

    You can now play cult 90s gameshow The Crystal Maze for real in London

    August 22nd, 2016Greg Dickinson
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    That’s right. Those days of buying a nylon jumpsuit and turning your house into a makeshift obstacle course are over. Thanks to a crowd-funded project set up by three visionary twenty-somethings, you can now play the cult nineties gameshow The Crystal Maze for real in London. We sent Rough Guides editor Greg Dickinson along to…

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  • 8 great alternative UK city breaks

    8 great alternative UK city breaks

    August 15th, 2016Greg Dickinson
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    London, Edinburgh, Cardiff… These are the usual suspects when visitors are thinking about UK city breaks. But there are actually 66 other cities to be explored throughout this land, each with something different to offer. Here’s our pick of the 8 best alternative UK city breaks. 1. Belfast, Northern Ireland Belfast rarely makes the cut on…

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  • We slept with the lions in London Zoo – and now you can too

    We slept with the lions in London Zoo – and now you can too

    June 9th, 2016Greg Dickinson
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    Wondering where to stay when you next visit London? London Zoo just made your decision a bit easier. Forget glitzy hotels in Covent Garden or banged-up hostels in King’s Cross, you can now book a night at London’s first ever lion safari lodge. Rough Guides editor Greg Dickinson slept over in London Zoo’s brand new…

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